Archaeologist - Willamette Valley, OR
Colorado State University
Eugene, OR
Position Location Eugene, OR
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201900902AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $60,000-$62,500
Desired Start Date 11/04/2019
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/21/2019
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

Position Summary
An Archaeologist (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide support for the Cultural Resource Management Program. This position is located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District’s Fern Ridge Office near Eugene, Oregon. Duties include, but are not limited to small scale archeological survey, evaluation, and monitoring, research and reporting of fieldwork, maintenance of paper and electronic records including GIS data and supervision and management of field technicians or volunteers for the survey and evaluation activities. The position will require frequent travel (day trips and overnight) within the Willamette Valley to conduct fieldwork.

Required Job Qualifications
1) Bachelor’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or a closely related field.
2) Demonstrated experience conducting archaeological survey, documenting archaeological sites, and previous authorship of cultural resources inventory reports.
3) Experience conducting archaeological survey, testing, excavation, site recording, photography, site mapping, monitoring and condition assessment, managing of field technicians, logistics, and preparation of reports that include recommendations for National Register Eligibility.
4) Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
5) Proficiency in the use of GPS equipment and software. Well versed with GPS data collection (data conversion, projections, ground truth methods). Experience with GPS/GIS (Global Positioning Systems/Geographic Information Systems), specifically the collection, manipulation, and management of GPS/GIS data.
6) Familiarity with ArcGIS 10 or higher, pathfinder, and other GIS/GPS software
7) Must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide sponsorship for this position.
8) Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
9) Ability to lift up to 20lbs, walk across rugged terrain, bend, lift, work outdoors and in inclement weather.

Preferred Job Qualifications
1) Master’s degree in archaeology/anthropology or a closely related field.
2) Demonstrated knowledge of cultural resources in the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Willamette River Basin.
3) Experience with public outreach and/or education pertaining to cultural resources.
4) Experience working with remote sensing data (LIDAR and Aerial Imagery).
5) Strong knowledge of data creation and database management.
6) Demonstrated experience as a crew chief or work lead in archaeological field work.
7) Experience having supervised and/or trained other professionals in the techniques of archaeological survey, testing, and evaluation.
8) Experience working with Oregon State Historic Preservation policies and procedures for built environment and archaeological compliance.

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Cultural Resource Management
Provide support at 13 Operating Project Locations in the Willamette River Basin Oregon.

Conduct archaeological survey, evaluation, and monitoring as needed. Supervise, direct and manage field support and technicians for survey and evaluation activities. This includes project area survey, documented with field notes and photographs, preparation of reports that include recommendations to the District Archeologist regarding National Register Eligibility, monitoring of existing sites, and preparation of appropriate State Historic Preservation Office site forms.

Provide small-scale identification surveys of archaeological and architectural resources and archaeological site evaluations for National Register of Historic Places eligibility concerning sites, buildings or structures that may be affected by projects identified during the environmental impact review process.

Support all aspects of integrated cultural resources management in compliance with Federal preservation law governing the protection and preservation of historic properties with the least impact on the Corps’ mission. The candidate shall capture location information regarding area inventories, shovel test pits, and other relevant data on government provided equipment.

Prepare and provide written reports, site form documentation and updates and other correspondence as requested throughout the period of performance. Reporting will include: providing technical input for the preparation of Section 106 and 110 compliance documents, site forms, informational papers, monitoring reports, National Register 10-900 nomination forms, monthly progress reports, and management plans. Cultural resource reports will meet SHPO standards.

Investigate and report on known sites, recent discoveries, and inadvertent finds, and review artifact curation and monitoring as well as visit sites and record data on the condition of cultural sites.

Percentage Of Time 50%
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Research
Conduct extensive background research for potential sites. Gather existing cultural data from SHPO, and from US Forest Service for co-managed lands, and other sources.

Percentage Of Time 25%
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Data Management
Maintain electronic and paper records and files, and provide input to maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) data related to cultural resources. The candidate shall utilize, maintain existing data and create new GIS layers data in ArcGIS and prepare project maps to reflect cultural resources operations.

Percentage Of Time 25%
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than 10/21/19 for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
2) Resume
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
5) Certifications pertinent to position uploaded in the ‘License/Certifications’ slot.
6) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Steve Sherman,
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